Battle Cards

Soldiers of Killiecrankie

Let Battle Begin, a challenge for the whole family.

A visit to last year’s Soldiers of Killiecrankie Battle re-enactment weekend inspired local illustrator Dylan Gibson to create a set of six collector’s cards, each card depicts a different character from the 1689 Battle of Killiecrankie. The challenge was how to involve the local School Children and visitors to know more about this important battle.

Dylan Gibson with funding from Perth 2021, has created a set of collector’s cards featuring some of the key characters from the Battle of Killiecrankie.

These ‘Battle Cards’ are colourful stylised and dynamic likenesses of King James II and VII, King William III, Bonnie Dundee, Hugh McKay, Donald McBean and Ewen Cameron. Large versions of these ‘portraits’ have been hidden in local businesses around Highland Perthshire, creating a Summer History Challenge treasure hunt.

The competition is open to the public and runs from 1st July until the Soldiers of Killiecrankie re-enactment weekend, 29th – 30th July 2017.

Entry slips can be downloaded here or collected and posted at a ‘HISTORY HUB’ Hettie’s Tea Rooms and Café Calluna in Pitlochry, Birnam Arts in Birnam and Breadalbane Library and Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy.

Winners will be drawn at random at the Soldiers of Killiecrankie re-enactment weekend, 29th – 30th July 2017 and will receive a special collectors set of all the Battle Cards and a mystery prize!